Alexander Montero GCL Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 22
Born: September 21, 1997
Yaguate, DR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (July 2017)

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Physical Description: Tall, athletic right-hander with some physical projection remaining. Has filled out considerably since signing.

Mechanics: Starts on the third base side of the rubber with a wide base. Doesn’t utilize a wind-up and comes set at his chest before utilizing a short arm action behind his back, hiding the ball until late. Typically comes over the top, but varies his arm slot at times, with some pitches coming from a more high-three quarters arm slot.

Fastball: 87-90 mph. Tops out at 91 mph. Velocity was down considerably in 2019. In 2018, he generated easy velocity and sat 92-94 mph, topping out at 95 mph. Shows cut at times when his arm gets out ahead of his delivery and comes across his body, with two-seam action at other times.

Changeup: 82-84 mph. Velocity was down in 2019 from 85-89 mph. Split-change is his best secondary offering at this stage, showing late, diving action down and out of the zone. Inconsistent.

Slider: 77-83 mph. Average potential, but inconsistent. The shape and depth of the pitch vary, with some more vertical when he gets over the ball and others with more tilt when he gets on the side of it. Can get slurvey at times and lack bite.

Career Notes: Was old for an international signee at almost 20 years old. Started the 2018 season in the Lowell rotation. Missed a portion of the 2018 season with a forearm strain. Participated in 2018 Fall Instructional League. Was moved back to the GCL the following year with greatly diminished stuff, and exited his final 2019 start after just one batter, suggesting an injury.

Summation: Was intriguing pre-injury based off looks in Lowell in 2018, showing potential for a three-pitch mix, but in 2019, his velocity was down across the board and his stuff had not returned after his forearm injury the previous year. Now looks like a completely different pitcher. Is a non-prospect if his stuff does not return.

 
   
   Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2017 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 19 0 0 --- 4.11 5 4 0 15.1 15 7 7 0 6 15 1.37 2.50 8.94
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 0 1 0.000 1.86 4 4 0 19.1 12 5 4 0 4 21 0.83 5.25 9.78
  2019 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 0 2 0.000 5.75 10 5 0 20.1 25 17 13 1 12 22 1.82 1.83 9.74
   
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract:
July 2, 2017 by Junior Viscaino & Jonathan Cruz
Signing Bonus: $10,000
MiLB Debut: July 27, 2017 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2020
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2019):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
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